The pair labored collectively as just lately as final summer time, once they dropped “Backstage Pass” that includes The Drums. Their chemistry is clear, with Booker’s soulful manufacturing offering a wealthy backdrop for Smino’s clean singing and cracked raps. “Rice & Gravy” retains a woodwind riff effervescent on the range, sprinkling in hand claps and stuttering drums for texture. “That’s what made me,” Smino croons, “Momma child (Uh, uh), solely son in her home/ She needed to blame me, any time some shit went down.”
In a social media assertion launched hours earlier than the music, Smino hinted at label points and appeared to vow extra tunes coming quickly. “dawg I went through a lot bullsht tryna launch music over da previous couple years,” he wrote. “I’m jus glad af to start my new journey tonite… I really feel like a model new artist rn.”
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Earlier this 12 months, Smino shared the monitor “MLK Dr” and contributed to the Denzel Curry-Kenny Beats remix EP UNLOCKED 1.5. As for Monte Booker, he just lately contributed manufacturing to reggie’s new music, “Ain’t Gon Stop Me”.
dawg I went through a lot bullsht tryna launch music over da previous couple years I’m jus glad af to start my new journey tonite… I really feel like a model new artist rn.. 🏆
— Smi (@smino) May 17, 2021